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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 149

    A ROMAN GLASS POMEGRANATE-SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK

    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.

    Price Realised  

    A ROMAN GLASS POMEGRANATE-SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK
    CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
    Amber in color, free-blown, the spherical body with six pinched ribs, the cylindrical neck constricted on the interior, on a base of six pinched toes arranged in a small circle, the wide funnel mouth with rounded rim, an applied green ring on the exterior below the rim
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) high


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    For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf collection, see no. 135, p. 249 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.

    Provenance

    English Private Collection, 1960s-1970s.
    with Christopher Sheppard, England, 2007.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR